2009 Fall Liberty Classic Extended Clinic

November 11 - November 15, 2009
HealthQuest Sports Dome at the Jack Cust Baseball Academy, Flemington, New Jersey

The HealthQuest Sports Dome
is the East Coast's Premier Indoor Facility for winter athletic programs.

Jim Evans Academy is proud to announce the 2009 Liberty Classic clinic.

Join us for an exciting, fun, and informative clinic with veteran Major League Umpire Jim Evans!

Our clinic will be held at the HealthQuest Sports Dome, the East Coast's Premier Indoor Facility for winter athletic programs!

The Jack Cust Baseball Academy features the only state-of-the-art AstroTurf Lighted Facility in Central Jersey. The complex provides two Little League fields and one regulation size baseball diamond, 3 full-size batting cages & academic center.

The facility also includes a mirrored cage and video analysis equipment for more concentrated work on mechanics. We have negotiated 4 full days of field and cagework after feedback from the first Liberty Classic.

The Complex's location and close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport makes transportation extremely efficient!

We're looking forward to seeing you in November for some fun after your season!

  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the Liberty Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411

2009 Fall Liberty Classic Extended Clinic

  • Start: November 11, 2009
  • Registration and Hotel Check-In (if applicable): Begins 8 a.m. November 11.
  • Orientation: 6:00 p.m. November 11.
  • End (Hotel Check-Out): November 15.
  • Graduation Luncheon: 3:00-5:00 p.m. November 15.

  • Tuition - $395. A $150 non-refundable deposit required with enrollment. (For groups 5 or more, please email us for a group rate.)

    The Academy has negotiated these room rates:
  • Shared Room: $49.50/night ($198.00 Total)
  • Private Room: $99/night ($396.00 Total)

  • (Price valid only to reservations made with the Academy office. If you need a room before or after the start/end of the Classic, please call or email us to secure our special rate. Do NOT call the hotel, they will not honor the rate unless we reserve it.)

Cost includes a daily lunch during training, 2 Academy T-shirts, an embroidered combo cap, name tag, Certificate of Completion and Graduation Dinner. For those staying at the Holiday Inn, transportation to and from the the training facility will be provided if needed. Hotel check-in is on November 11th at the Academy Office located in designated hotel room. The dinner will be held on the 15th after fieldwork. Hotel check-out is the 15th. Please plan your home return travel for the 15th.

Holiday Inn Select - Clinton
111 West Main Street
(at NJ Exit 15 on I-78)
Clinton, NJ 08809
The Holiday Inn Select, is modern and has a long list of amenities. To view their website, click here.

  • Classroom will be held at the Holiday Inn and field training will be conducted at the Jack Cust Sports Complex.
  • The Academy Office will be located in a room at the Holiday Inn.

  • You may enroll online by clicking here. If you are experiencing difficulties enrolling online, please contact the Academy office (303) 290-7411.

    Enrollment Deadline:
  • Online enrollment must be completed no later than October 15 to guarantee a position in the class. All enrollments received after October 15 will be reviewed and subject to availability. Call our office for availability (303) 290-7411.
  • To expedite enrollments after October 15 , it is recommended that you call the Academy Office and enroll by phone using a valid credit card. Information provided will be copied to an enrollment form by the Academy staff. Office hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time Zone, Monday thru Friday. (303) 290-7411

  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, PayPal, Personal, Cashier's, Traveler's Checks, and Money Orders are accepted. All payments in US dollars only. A 2.5% surcharge will apply to all credit card charges.

2009 Fall Liberty Classic Extended Clinic

Class Schedules


Wednesday night orientation 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Daily including Sunday- Classroom session in hotel from 8:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Field/Cagework at HealthQuest Sports Dome from 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

A course graduation luncheon will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the last training day.

  • Angle/Distance Theory
  • Timing Techniques
  • Reading Plays
  • Positioning Theory
  • Communication Procedures
  • Use of Equipment
  • Handling Arguments/Ejections
  • Survey of Official Rules
  • Overthrows/Awarding Bases
  • Obstruction/Interference
  • Checked Swings
  • Balks
  • Plate Stances/Mechanics
  • Developing a Strike Zone

Classroom instruction includes a comprehensive survey of the rule book and proper umpiring procedures. In addition, you will participate in open discussions, rap sessions, and class competition. All our training is designed to take your amateur umpiring to a new level.

Personal plate stances are evaluated and recommendations made which will improve your calling of balls and strikes. Jim and his instructors will demonstrate the three most popular stances used in professional baseball and help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will work with individual instructors, videotape, and pitching machines to accelerate your learning.

Jim Evans is your chief instructor, working with you each day in the classroom and on-the-field. His assistants are all honor graduates of the Academy, current professional umpires, and instructors at the professional course. Each one is selected for his umpiring, instructional, and communication skills.

If you have additional questions contact the Academy Office by Clicking Here, or by calling (303) 290-7411.

  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the Liberty Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411